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Aug. 18-22

U.S. warships fire on military targets between Hamhŭng and Changjin on North Korea's east coast. Both cities are bombed by B-29s on Aug. 19. The bombers revisit Hamhung Aug. 21 and Changjin Aug. 22.

-- On Aug. 21 the Navy says its carrier planes have destroyed 137 locomotives in North Korea since the invasion.

-- P'yŏngyang radio claims Aug. 22 that allied air raids have killed 11,582 civilians in six cities, including P'yŏngyang, from July 2-Aug. 3.